Senior Accountant / Accounts Senior – Theatre Production Clients

Job Title: Senior Accountant / Accounts Senior – Theatre Production Clients
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 40000 - 50000
Reference: BAV2197
Contact Name: Ben Vickers
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 17, 2019 16:48

Job Description

Are you an ACA qualified Senior Accountant or Accounts Senior with an interest in working with high profile theatrical and live entertainment productions, ranging from large West End musicals, plays, immersive experiences and touring companies both in the UK and globally? Are you looking to specialise in this interesting and rewarding sector in a niche department within a top 50 accountancy firm based in Central London? Based in a small but busy department, you will be responsible for:  Preparation of four weekly production accounts for a variety of touring and stand alone productions,  Calculation of four weekly royalty payments to creative team, licensing and fixed fees, Distributions to investors including return of capital and profit shares, Regular liaison with and reporting to General Managers, Producers and Investors, Preparation of supporting documentation for Theatre Tax Credit claims and for submission to HMRC, Preparation of statutory financial statements for submission to Companies House, Quarterly VAT returns, Certification of figures for investors, FEU (foreign entertainers unit) applications and returns and CT61 withholding tax returns. The firm would also consider someone looking for a part time role (4 days a week). The role is office based but will involve a high amount of client contact.

To be considered for this new position you must be an ACA qualified Senior Accountant or Accounts Senior, currently working in practice or currently working for a production company with relevant industry experience. If you are working in practice a strong interest in working with theatre production is fine and training will be provided. Exceptional candidates who are qualified by experience would also be considered. Ideally this is a full time role but part time hours will be considered (4 days a week). You must be able to produce statutory accounts, Vat returns, tax returns and show an interest in theatre. You must have experience of a wide range of software packages and Xero and Caseware would be an advantage. You must also be able to work to tight deadlines and be able to service clients to a very high standard.

This reputable Top 50 accountancy firm with around 100 staff is growing at a rapid rate due to many new business wins from larger accountancy firms. The specialist theatre department is very unique and works with very high profile West End theatres and theatre productions. This role is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant with a strong interest in theatre to work in a niche role and utilise your accountancy skills whilst at the same time working for a good quality practice firm, and working on very interesting and high profile theatre and live music productions.